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STREET TALENTS ARE BEAUTIFUL

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NERJA by KRISS on 24 january 2016

One of the oldest art crafts in Nerja.
Maybe it isn’t true or maybe it is.
At least it appears to me genuine : The old man who was threading baskets with straws at the Parador told me he was the very last of his craftsmanship in Nerja.
He even had a couple of local newspaper articles about him.
I waited a bit to write this post and since I came across another younger man doing the same thing Avenida Castilla Perez.
But still, even if he is not the very last, I still have the utmost respect for what he does.
And maybe his street selling is not doing bad which has inspired other people in the area.
Also the man was very kind and gave my little Rose a free basket, candies and I had to butt in before she had dispossessed him of all he had ! I ended up buying him a basket which is perfect for our daily ration of avocados, platanas and mangoes.
It reminded me of the old man we saw in Puerto Viejo making baskets and hats with lush green leaves.


Right now we are at a very quiet time for tourism in Nerja and I expect to see many more in the forthcoming months.
Making a living is getting difficult in Europe, as it is in many other parts of the world as well and I always admire people who actually do something with whatever talent they have.
They bring life to the streets, make them colorful and intelligent, vibrant and they deserve to make a decent living !

Sometimes during the high season, groups of men stop by the many tapas bars and terraces to play some flamenco and then tour the tables for tips.
I always spot a few people who get annoyed by this practice because it’s true you kind of feel bound to give them something.
But after all, when you come to think about it.
Prices are already reasonable enough here, and isn’t all the folklore part of why people come here as tourists ? I reckon it is and as such, people who participate in making the streets authentic, interesting and unique should be encouraged and not considered a hassle.


There was an old saying at my grandpa when I was a kid and it said : there is no stupid job, only stupid people.

#streetperformers #nerja #spain #authenticity #life #folklore #vida #arts #respect

STREET TALENTS ARE BEAUTIFUL

STREET TALENTS ARE BEAUTIFUL

STREET TALENTS ARE BEAUTIFUL

STREET TALENTS ARE BEAUTIFUL

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Peggy on 2017-08-10
Génial ! J'espère le rencontrer quand je reviendrais à Nerja Et vous aussi, j'espère vous connaitre on a eu un super feeling avec Kate dans votre boutique si charmante. J'ai conservé ton petit mot concernant mon problème de tarjeta !!! Notre nature vivante a bien voyagé elle s'acclimate plutôt bien pour le moment il fait encore 20°c !!! Nous venons en octobre, en famille ... ><)))))°< ..................... >°(((((><

Peggy on 2017-08-10
Génial ! J'espère le rencontrer quand je reviendrais à Nerja Et vous aussi, j'espère vous connaitre on a eu un super feeling avec Kate dans votre boutique si charmante. J'ai conservé ton petit mot concernant mon problème de tarjeta !!! Notre nature vivante a bien voyagé elle s'acclimate plutôt bien pour le moment il fait encore 20°c !!! Nous venons en octobre, en famille ... ><)))))°< ..................... >°(((((><

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